Help me get started to burn a copy of a PS 2 game

I’ve tried just about everything I know to burn a copy of a PS 2 game, and i am getting SERIOUSLY frustrated!:frowning: I’ve tried using CDRWIN (3.9 doesn’t recognize a PS2 game, 5.0 won’t load, period) and GameJack (see my post in that forum). Can anyone point me to a BASIC explanation of this? I’ve also tried burning a PS2 boot disk w/Fireburner, and couldn’t get that to work, either. I downloaded a boot disk ZIP file from KaZaa, and burned it onto a CD with Fireburner, and my PS2 doesn’t like that either. AAAAARGH!:a

have you tried searching the forum, there is enough information about copying PS2 discs i think.

BTW i don’t think “CD freaks Living Room” is the apropriate forum for your question.


You did not specify what kind of files you have that you are trying to burn to Cd

Also, there are three versions of CDRWin floating around the Internet nowadays … CDRWin 3.9 is made in USA by Goldenhawk, and works when used properly … CDRWin 4…0.2 (4.2, forgot) seems to be some screw-ball software someone put on the Web and does not work at all … CDRWin 5+ is made in Germany and does not do well

You are better-off dropping CDRWin (it is a very old software) and using the newer Alcohol 120% … Alcohol 120%, like the newer CD-Mate software, is specifically oriented to working with CD-Images - - be the Cd-Image of an ISO format, a Bin-Cue format, a Nero format, a CloneCD format, or one of the many other types of CD-images formats. Alcohol 120% handles them all … (So does CD-Mate)

In Alcohol 120% or in CDRWin, one loads the Cue sheet (Cue file) to begin the CD-burn process … Open the Cue sheet with Notepad and check what is listed therein … The most common Cue-sheet fault is that the Bin file you have and that listed in the Cue sheet are not the same … Correct the Cue sheet … The Bin file listed within the quotes must be exactly the same as the name of your Bin file … It also works best if you put each Bin file and its associated Cue file in separate folders

  1. Say your Bin file is named Tom.Gabor.bin

  2. And your Cue sheet says
    FILE “terminator3.bin” BINARY
    TRACK 01 MODE2/2352
    INDEX 01 00:00:00
    TRACK 02 MODE2/2352
    INDEX 00 00:04:00
    INDEX 01 00:06:00

Either re-name the Bin file in (1) to that listed in quotes in the Cue sheet (2) … Or vise versa, correct the Cue sheet to match the bin file name of (1)

.BIN & .CUE simple tutorial.
From h**p://
Please give dslreports credit for the below tutorial

There always seems to be the question “what do I do with a .bin and .cue file” in these forums so I figured I would write a quick and simple tutorial. Please feel free to add more.

So you have downloaded two files, one with a .bin extension and one with a .cue extension. “What do I do with these?” you ask. There are a number of options.


You will need either NERO, CDRWIN or FIREBURNER to burn the file.

To burn with NERO:
Start NERO, choose FILE, choose BURN IMAGE, locate the .cue file you have and double click it. A dialog box will come up, for anything other than music make sure you choose DISC-AT-ONCE (DAO). You can also turn off the simulation burn if you so choose.
Then burn away.

To burn with CDRWin:
Start CDRWin, choose the button on the top left, choose LOAD CUESHEET, press START RECORDING.

To burn with Fireburner:
Start Fireburner, click on the button on the bottom left corner “VISUAL CUE BURNER/BINCHUNKER”, press the right mouse button and choose LOAD TRACKS FROM .CUE and choose the correct .CUE file, press the right mouse button again and chooseselect “Burn/Test Burn”, choose DISK AT ONCE (DAO), disable TEST BURN and MULTISESSION, press OK.

The most common error you will get with a .cue file is when it points to an incorrect path. This is easily fixed. Find the .bin file, copy the exact title including the .bin extension. Now find the .cue file, open the .cue file using notepad. It should look similar to this:

FILE “name of file.bin” BINARY
TRACK 01 MODE2/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00
TRACK 02 MODE2/2352
INDEX 00 00:04:00
INDEX 01 00:06:00

Delete everything in the quotes, in this case we would
delete name of file.bin. Now place the title you copied
in between the quotes. Save the changes and close out.
Thats it, your .cue file should work now.


This program will allow you to extract MPEG streams from CD images, convert VCD files to MPEG, correct MPEG errors, and more.

Daemon Tools:
This program creates a virtual drive on your PC which will allow you to “mount” the .cue file and use whatever is in the .bin file without having to burn it to a cd.

This program will allow you to “bust” open the .bin file and extract the files within the .bin.

.BIN / .CUE / .ISO Frequently asked questions.
Please credit AfterDawn for the below guide
23 Sep 2002 2:29 PM

  1. What is a .BIN? What is a .CUE? What is an .ISO

The .BIN / .CUE CD image format was made popular by the CDRWin software. Afterwards many programs have started supporting or partially supporting it, including: Nero, BlindWrite, CloneCD, FireBurner. The .CUE file contains the track layout information, while the .BIN file holds the actual data.

.ISO is also a CD image format, but the one single .ISO file contains both: the data and the CD layout information.

  1. I have download .BIN&.CUE/.ISO files - what to do with them?

You can burn them to a CD-R or a CD-RW with:

-Alcohol 120% - My favourite, excellent software, easy and yet very advanced (burns ISO, BIN/CUE, CCD, CDI, BWT files!):

  • BlindWrite - easy to use: h**p://

  • FireBurner - also very good, a single .EXE file! h**p://

  • BurnAtOnce - A handy and FREE tool for burning .bin/.cue/.iso. Easy to use!

  • Nero - many of you have this, but it can’t handle all image files:

  • CDRWin - This is the original BIN/CUE software:

You can also mount image files as virtual CD-ROM drives using

Alcohol - h**p://

Daemon Tools - h**p://

There are also several softwares you can use to exploit & manipulate BIN/CUE files in various ways:

CDMage - hp://
IsoBuster - h

  1. I have a .BIN file but no .CUE?

.CUE can be made with just Notepad. A typical Playstation(One or 2) .CUE file looks like this:

TRACK 1 MODE2/2352
INDEX 1 00:00:00

A typical PC CD-ROM .CUE looks like this:

TRACK 01 MODE1/2352
INDEX 01 00:00:00

Notice the difference of the track mode - PC-ROMs being Mode 1, Playstations CDs Mode 2 and (Super)Video CDs are also MODE2/2352.

  1. How do I make .BIN/.CUE files?

CDRWin or the BIN/CUE format is not ideal for distributing. BlindWrite suite and CloneCD perform a lot better in this purpose and can also handle various copy protections. Both of these softwares can also create .CUE files for increased compatibility

  1. I have a .BIN & .CUE, but my CD writing software can’t locate the .BIN file?

Edit the .CUE file with Notepad (or similar) and verify that the FILE “C:\path\image.bin” matches the location of your image file

  1. My image file is IMAGE.BIN.EXE and I can’t rename it!

Go to command promt and type “REN IMAGE.BIN.EXE IMAGE.BIN”, (works with .ISO and other extensions as well).

You can do this on Windows desktop too, but first check the options from TOOLS->FOLDER OPTIONS->VIEW and uncheck the “Hide extensions from known file types”.

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